Sen. Graham, other environmentalists to speak at Silver Springs event

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SILVER SPRINGS — The Florida Conservation Coalition, a nonpartisan alliance of concerned individuals and nonprofit organizations, will hold a rally at Silver River State Park on Saturday, June 23, to bring attention to the threats facing Silver Springs and other rivers, lakes, springs and aquifers throughout the region and state.  Through the event — Speak Up for Florida’s Waters  — the coalition aims to raise public awareness and galvanize further support for efforts to protect and restore Florida’s imperiled aquatic resources.
“Water is the lifeblood of Florida,” said Sen. Bob Graham, a former Florida governor and longtime environmental advocate who founded FCC with other conservationists in 2011. “It ties our state together, provides untold recreational opportunities and draws millions of visitors each year to our state, supporting jobs and economic growth.  The pollution and usage issues affecting every facet of our water supply are serious and immediate, and we must address them in order to protect our heritage and preserve our quality of life.”
Speak Up for Florida’s Waters will feature remarks by Graham, former state Sen. Lee Constantine and others, along with educational and outdoor activities, music, and tours of the Silver River Museum and a local cracker village.  Full event details are available at www.FloridaConservationCoalition.org.